No Venus, just more insanity
Are we there yet? ARE WE AT VENUS YET? NO? We haven’t even left yet? So after a near poker-faced episode 6 that had the fans basically packed and ready to go to Venus with Nino; we get this. ‘This’ being a 5 star comedic episode with little to no mention of Venus. Trust me, it’s still worth it.
I miss my dramatic openings!!! Why was that replaced with Whitey and Mayor arguing over who is healthier?!?! T.T Oh well, at least it serves as a lead-up for Mayor’s decision to give everyone under the bridge a physical examination, courtesy of Ric’s assistants. Where are the machines plugged into? Shhh, just pretend.
P-ko dieted so much she looks like a Shiki victim so that she will appear thinner when she’s weighed. It’s hard to be confident when you’re surrounded by the tall, curvaceous Maria and Stella who is….just tall. o_o X-rays are up next and so is Mayor. I don’t know about you, but I love it everytime he takes off his shell so casually, and then calls it an illusion XD To make his kappa disguise even worse, they find FANS in his costume on the X-ray.
I guess you can say Mayor is a FANboy? AM I RIGHT? *cricket chirp*
Whitey gets X-rayed next, but Shimazaki gets lost in another fantasy and tells him he requires “more thorough testing.” Oh baby. More romance in the air as Nino fusses over Ric, who is having a mild asthsma attack in response to some allergen test. Hoshi catches on, and forcefully raises his blood sugar levels so that Nino will be worried. More surprisingly, Sister has a mini-epiphany, and runs home to catch at cold by sitting in front of his fridge. I think Maria would just take advantage of him even more, but it’s a cute thought. <3
KIMI WO DAKISHIMERU, BABY ALL NIGHT~ (Kat-tun lyrics..XD)
I’m kind of sick of these Hoshi vs Ric fights…but at the same time, they’re always funny. Ric always bursts out of his businessman shell to do something outrageous to compete with him. Hoshi’s responses are stupid (eg. rubbing a thermometer under his armpit to make it seem like he has a fever) but oddly effective. In the end, it makes Nino cry. Who would’ve thought you can’t pierce the atmosphere if you’re not healthy?
The next part is my favourite. Nino and Sister say that surviving alone for a week in the Church’s underground shelter will be like a test to see if they can co-operate in the harsh, Venusian conditions. If they can’t get along here, how can they survive in Venus, right? The girls go in first, which starts off without a hitch (except for Jacqueline having to drop out. No Billy = No deal.) and goes downhill on the last day.
Maria snaps. Without having anyone to tease in a week, she breaks her “don’t tease girls” rule and unleashes a flurry of insults onto P-ko. Stella creates a new finishing move, adding to the chaos by trying to test it out on the poor redhead. Nino stops the fight….only to question the Pikmin-like sprout on her head. Everyone sans Nino runs out of the shelter after P-ko, because a week of sanity is really too much to ask for.
I doubted the men from the moment Hoshi and Ric stepped into that cramped little room. Sure, Sister and Whitey were there, but they completely ignored everyone else. Hoshi and Ric actually didn’t fight! Arakawa, how you love to throw me off. The first big event for the boys is that Mayor has turned into a girl. Sorry P-ko and Jacqueline, but he’s with Billy now. They apparently read the post/comments from my post on episode 5 and decided Arakawa needed more yaoi.
Oh, but it gets worse. Ric finds P-ko’s daily log, and tries to spark some conversation from the things she wrote. It ends up being filled with girly gossip, which isn’t exactly the best icebreaker for a group of guys. Frustrated, Ric turns to a random page and they vow to talk about it. The topic: Kameari from “Kat-tsun”…Which translates to the boyband Kat-tun, obviously XD I loled at this point, for sure XDD
The real kicker is that they boys actually make it those 7 long days. When the girls go to check, they even hear peels of laughter from the room. Once that door is opened though, IT CAN NEVER TRULY BE SHUT.
This is like some horrible mosh pit gone awry
NO RIC, YOUR FEMININITY IS CONTAGIOUS!!!
Oh god, why does this look like a younger Whitey? @_@
End Thoughts: Anyone else think P-ko’s role keeps changing? In season 1 she was just that klutzy girl, but I haven’t seen her do anything clumsy for a looong time. She’s turned more into the girly, Mayor-obsessed kid who is the butt of everyone’s jokes. Oddly enough, she makes for a really good target. I miss her slipping on 100 banana peels side, but I guess that’s common in anime. God forbid we have a normal character in this show. =O
The first part was good, but the second part was the real winner here. Not only did I get to see Maria do her evil thing and hear a full-out derranged laugh from seiyuu goddess Miyuki Sawashiro, all 3 boys went rabid. Last Samurai was (no pun intended) the LAST person I’d expect to lose it. It’s great to see a personality from him aside from the “gozaru” samurai speech pattern. Seriously, that Kameari thing still kills me when I think of it. I think I need to go listen to some more Kat-tun with a ridiculous smile plastered on my face.
No Venus yet, but I’m willing to wait for it. =D VENUSVENUSVENUSVENUS LET’S GO!!!